Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Of course, considering how the Cubs performed after the late '30s, the ballpark was often the only thing worth coming for during a long stretch of lean years. It became even a larger factor when the Cubs games started to go national over WGN-TV. In the early '80s, the Cubs snagged Harry Caray after the White Sox dumped him. Say what you will about Caray, but he was one of the greatest salesman for baseball ever, and The Friendly Confines were perfect for his pitches. Caray extolled the charms of Wrigley. And one of those charms was that fans could sit and watch the games from the rooftops of the apartment buildings along Sheffield and Waveland Avenues.